Thumbs up for Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson. Children’s.
Moomintroll wakes up from hibernation and can’t get back to sleep. Oh my! Possibly, I would have tracked the characters better had I not started with the sixth book in the series. Still, an entertaining, pleasingly quirky book with evocative descriptions of the Finnish winter.
Moomintroll was already on his way out to her rescue [on the ice]. Too-ticky stood looking on for a while, and then she went inside the bathing-house and put a kettle of water on the stove. “Quite, quite,” she thought with a little sigh. “It’s always like this in their adventures. To save and be saved. I wish somebody would write a story sometime about the people who warm up the heroes afterwards.”
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